Scenes from Rocky Mountain National Park

Ancient upheavals, volcanic eruptions and glacial scouring cut and carved great diversity and incredible beauty into this multi-faceted gem, Rocky Mountain National Park, fittingly set midst Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests and Colorado State Forest. The altitude from 7,500 to 14,259 feet slices through montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones. A drive up Trail Ridge Road takes you to the Arctic Circle ecologically; yet you're only 2 hours from Denver. The Continental Divide splits the Park into east and west sides. Less than an hour's drive from I25 or I70, Rocky is open and accessible year-round, 24 x 7, but winter snow closes US 34 over the Divide